July 24, 2005, - 8:32 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Many mistaken prognosticators and ignorant pundits wrongly claim that Egypt was attacked because it “made peace with Israel” or is “a moderate state.”
WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!
Sharm El-Sheikh was, not too long ago, part of Israel. It was land gained in war–war in which Israel was attacked by Egypt. Many Israeli soldiers died over this land. But, as usual, myopic liberals in Israel gave it back–in the name of a phony “peace”–to Egypt, which used it as a resort town–just like Israel did, after Jews reclaimed the land and made it into what it is, today (yes, in this way, Jews were, once again, slaves in Egypt, if unwittingly).
But it doesn’t end there. Israelis didn’t just give it up to Egyptians, they also frequently vacationed there–they were the bulk of Sharm El-Sheikh’s tourists and patrons (though you don’t see the reverse: Egyptian tourists travelling to and spending money in Israel at Jewish establishments. Fuhgedaboutit.)
And that’s why Sharm El-Sheikh was attacked–to kill as many Jewish Israeli tourists as possible. This was NOT against Egypt. It was against Jews.
***UPDATE: One of the commenters to this post, a self-described Israeli woman, has twice written criticisms of my writings, and has been wrong both times, including her comment on this post. (The other criticism was that because I’d written that, once, the FBI got something right–by monitoring anti-war protestors, I am somehow not enough of a critic of the FBI–when I’ve written THREE New York Post columns attacking the agency.)
The fact is, many Israelis vacationed at Sharm El Sheikh. It is a well-known Israeli vacation destination. But since she raised doubt about this elementary fact, here are a few media sources that back me up and prove her incorrect, yet again:
From the Associated Press: “Saturday’s explosions – the deadliest attack in Egypt in nearly a decade – shook windows more than five miles away. Smoke and fire rose from Naama Bay, a main strip of beach hotels in the desert city at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, which is also popular with European and Israeli tourists, witnesses said.”
From CTV (Canada): “Sharm el-Sheik has become a major player in Egypt’s thriving tourism industry after expanding in recent years. It draws Europeans, Israelis, and Arabs from oil-producing Gulf nations and has been host to multiple summits for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.”
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